Chris Gayle: ‘You’re with men. You’re good-looking. What do you expect?’
Earlier this year, before the World T20, the English cricket pundit Mark Nicholas dismissed Gayle and his team-mates. In a breathtakingly arrogant and nonsensical phrase, Nicholas wrote: “The West Indies are short of brains.”
“That drove us even harder,” Gayle says. “How can you disrespect the West Indies when we were so dominant in world cricket for so long? We have to face it ourselves because our own board don’t defend us. So we have to fight our own war in the middle against these allegations about West Indies having no brains. How can you jump to that conclusion? It shows no respect. They smile at you – while trying to destroy you in the media.